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BART Looks To Test Late-Night Service Again

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OAKLAND (CBS/AP) — The Bay Area Rapid Transit Agency is considering another test of late-night train service.

A demonstration project that would last six months is expected to be presented to the agency’s Board of Directors on Thursday.

KCBS’ Bob Melrose Reports:

The plan calls for trains that now leave BART’s end-of-the-line stations at midnight on Saturday to depart an hour later. The system would then close during the early morning period, with service resuming an hour later at 7 a.m. on Saturday.

BART officials said the impact on the train line’s Saturday morning commuters would have to be studied before the demonstration project could proceed.

BART has tested extended hours before. Only about 200 people rode extra trains that ran from April to July 1993 when BART stayed open two hours later on Friday and Saturday.

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